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Ghost Stories Walking Tour, Venice

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Key Highlights
  • See a different side of Venice and hear some of its enthralling ghost stories
  • Listen to gruesome tales from Venice’s historical past
  • Take a stroll along the Street of the Assassins and hear about the murders that have taken place
  • Explore the back streets of Venice and see some of the rare architectural gems and lost follies
  • Your walking tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 17 - 30 Apr 17: Wednesday & Saturday
    01 May 17 - 16 Jul 17: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    17 Jul 17 - 03 Sep 17: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    04 Sep 17 - 15 Oct 17: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    16 Oct 17 - 31 Oct 17: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Nov 17 - 31 Dec 18:Saturday
    01 Feb 18 - 11 Mar 18:Saturday
    13 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18:Wednesday & Saturday


    2 Hours

    Start time

    01 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17: 8:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.
    Waterbus N 1 and N 2 will take you to Rialto. Climb the flight of steps to reach the top of the bridge and await for your guide right in the middle with a sign with the name of the tour written on it.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour will return to the original departure point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Venice by night is fascinating and mysterious. Explore the city after sunset, walking through streets and alleys that are silent and sometimes dimly lit.

    Adding to the eerie atmosphere will be the ghost stories and legends you will hear as you walk in the night. On this tour you will explore a labyrinth of buildings and alleyways which most tourists never see.


    Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.

    This Ghost walking tour of Venice features an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the hidden Venice where you will not only hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air, but you'll also be entertained by legends of sea monsters and the Venetians themselves that will include the legend of Marco Polo's wife.

    In between the Ghost Stories, you'll hear other gruesome tales from Venice's past including stories about an old prison where the poor in-mates lived in rat-infested cells that flooded during high tide. You will take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins to recount the murders that have taken place there, as well as exploring an old campo that used to home one of the numerous cemeteries in Venice. You'll also explore a secret passageway, one of the few surviving that were used by the inhabitants of palaces to flee from the authorities (subject to water-levels).

    This walking tour will also include architectural gems and follies lost in the back-streets of Venice that will include the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still traveled around the city on horse-back. The elaborate staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace.

    Following a winding route through the labyrinth of back-streets you'll enjoy a very intimate experience of the Hidden Venice on this walking tour. An enchanting route with many surprises along the way.

    The tour finishes near the Rialto bridge where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • English-speaking driver-cum-guide
    • Guided walking tour
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it

    Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    This tour can easily be taken by those arriving in Venice as part of a cruise. Most cruise companies offer water taxi transfers into St Marks Square (approx 10 minutes) from where you can take a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge which is clearly signposted. Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 50 minutes.

    Due to Lent religious observance St Mark’s Basilica will remain closed and no visiting will be permitted on all Saturdays and Sundays from now on until Easter included. Your guides will provide a detailed explanation of Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids (either books or pictures or Ipad) to allow the customers to view the interior of the church.

  • reviews
    • Fabulous tour! Really atmospheric and the guide was such good fun. Go on-treat yourself!...

      Mr Gary D Shepherd, United Kingdom, 30/Oct/2016
    • Informative and fun


      Milena Szpakowski, Canada, 16/Nov/2016
    • Thoroughly enjoyable tour

      Would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide we had was informative and fun with loads of enthusiasm for Venice. Our guide took us to some places in Venice we would never...

      PAULINE HORTON, United Kingdom, 07/Oct/2016
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